Third joint patrol in July | Russian and Turkish forces tour villages in al-Hasakah countryside
Syrian Observatory activists have reported seeing Russian and Turkish forces running a new joint patrol in al-Hasakah countryside. The patrol, which comprised four Russian vehicles and four Turkish, set of from Sherik crossing in the west of al-Darbasiyah ant toured the villages of Dalik, Malak, Abbas, Zahr al-Arab, Kasra junction in the northern countryside of Abu Rasin (Zarkan), Salam Alik, Qunaitara and Qarmaniyah, before the patrol returned to the stating point. The patrol was escorted by two Russian helicopters.
It is worth noting that this is the third Russian-Turkish joint patrol to be conducted in the region in July.
On July 14, SOHR sources reported seeing Russian and Turkish forces running a new joint in north-east Syria region, as a patrol of four Turkish armoured vehicles and four other Russian set off from Sherik crossing on the Syria-Turkey border in the western countryside of al-Darbasiyah. The patrol toured villages in the areas in the countryside of al-Darbasiyyah and Abu Rasin (Zarkan), before it returned the starting point. It is worth noting that Russian helicopters escorted the patrol.
While on July 1, SOHR sources reported seeing Russian and Turkish forces running a new joint patrol in north-east Syria region. A patrol comprising four Russian vehicles and four other Turkish set off from Sherik crossing on the Syria-Turkey border in the western countryside of al-Darbasiyyah and toured the villages of Dalek, Ta’alak, Kurkand, Hajoughly, Bar Kafri, Qunaitar, Sallam, Alik, Otayshan. The Russian patrol later returned to their base in Tel Tamr, while two Russian helicopters were escorting the patrol.